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Soybean meal vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Soybean meal and Cereal?

  • Soybean meal is higher in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Potassium, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 466% more.
  • Cereal contains 24 times less Potassium than Soybean meal. Soybean meal contains 2490mg of Potassium, while Cereal contains 105mg.

We used Soy meal, defatted, raw and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Magnesium +1510.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +810.4%
Contains more Potassium +2271.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Copper +1359.9%
Contains more Iron +148.6%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Magnesium +1510.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +810.4%
Contains more Potassium +2271.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Copper +1359.9%
Contains more Iron +148.6%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +810%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1045%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +952%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +810%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1045%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +952%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Cereal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 49.2g 6.06g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 1.08g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 337kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar g 10.35g Soybean meal
Fiber g 1.4g Cereal
Calcium 244mg 10mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 306mg 19mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 77mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 105mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 795mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 2mg 0.137mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Cereal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Soybean meal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.226mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 303µg µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Soybean meal
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cereal
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.066mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.241mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.26mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.767mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.113mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.13mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.365mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.344mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.162mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat 0g g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.204g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.354g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Cereal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
212
Cereal

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
87%
Cereal
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 792mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.